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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini
The Illinois Fighting Illini are the athletic teams of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The school colors are orange and blue and the teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The university has won two Division I National Championships since 1958 and more than 25 overall. Famous players include Red Grange, George Halas, Dick Butkus, Lou Boudreau, Dike Eddleman, Ray Nitschke and Johnny Kerr.
The Illinois Fighting Illini are the athletic teams of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The school colors are orange and blue and the teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The university has won two Division I National Championships since 1958 and more than 25 overall. Famous players include Red Grange, George Halas, Dick Butkus, Lou Boudreau, Dike Eddleman, Ray Nitschke and Johnny Kerr. « Show less

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  • Northwestern motivated to extend season for seniors with bowl game

    Northwestern motivated to extend season for seniors with bowl game
    People laugh at the awkward sponsor names of the bottom-tier bowl games. Hey, there's a Bitcoin Bowl! How many stadium nachos can one get me? But there's a serious side, too, and that became clear when cornerback Nick VanHoose spoke Monday about...
  • Illinois coach Tim Beckman shooting for seven-win season despite losses

    CHAMPAIGN –  A four-win season at this point of the year is “nothing to brag on,” Illinois coach Tim Beckman said. Yet on Monday he was projecting a seven-win season this year that could potentially lead to an eight-win season next...
  • Iowa wears down Illinois late for 30-14 victory

    Iowa wears down Illinois late for 30-14 victory
    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois wide receiver Mikey Dudek said the team called Saturday's game against Iowa a must-win. The Illini will have to underline and bold that term as now they must win their final two games to achieve bowl eligibility after dropping...
  • Illinois has much to play for against Iowa

    CHAMPAIGN — With only three games remaining in Illinois' season, the pressure is impossible to ignore. The Illini (4-5, 1-4 Big Ten) must win two games to become bowl-eligible. Starting with a victory at home Saturday against Iowa (6-3, 3-2) would...
  • Postseason questions already aplenty for Northwestern

    There's a time for deep thinking – and a time when it's better to be a dummy. Or to simplify, in football parlance. The deep thoughts will come at the end of this miserable Northwestern season, a campaign marked by the Wildcats' incredible...
  • U. of I. rejects 'official beer' billboards near campus

    U. of I. rejects 'official beer' billboards near campus
    Only select fans can buy a beer at a University of Illinois football game, but according to billboards around the state, Coors Light is now the "Official Beer of the Fighting Illini." The billboards went up in August, soon after the university...
  • Ranking the Big Ten basketball arenas

    The challenge of ranking college basketball venues is this: They're always changing. And, no, we're not talking about adding a Dippin' Dots station. Think of it like the scene from "Sideways" when Maya speaks of her love of vino: "I like how wine...
  • Mature Illinois sets its sights on return to NCAA tournament

     Mature Illinois sets its sights on return to NCAA tournament
    CHAMPAIGN — For the first time since John Groce arrived at Illinois, the Illini don't need to wear "Hello, My Name Is ___" stickers. In his first season, players were getting acclimated to Groce, his assistants and his system. Last season, nine...
  • Big Ten basketball preview: Teams at a glance

    Big Ten basketball preview: Teams at a glance
    In Shannon Ryan's predicted order of finish. Wisconsin 2013-14 record: 30-8, 12-6 Big Ten (T-2nd). Big Ten tournament: Lost to Michigan State in the semifinals. NCAA tournament: Lost to Kentucky in the Final Four. Key players: Center Frank...
  • College football on TV: Saturday's games to watch

    Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING No. 8 Ohio State (8-1) at No. 25 Minnesota (7-2) 9 a.m., Channel 7 Ohio State...
  • Signing day: Simeon's Moss looks forward to expanded role

    Signing day: Simeon's Moss looks forward to expanded role
    Isaiah Moss shoots well from downtown and enjoys living there, too. If there were times last winter when Moss questioned the decision to transfer from Lincoln-Way East to Simeon following his sophomore year, the move feels right now. The 6-foot-5...